Obituaries

Elizabeth Lindsey Burton

Mar 26 2007

The funeral for 74 year old Elizabeth Lindsey Burton will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This will be a joint funeral service with Vinnie Vaylene Lindsey Roberts. Burial will be in the Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Veda Dew and Rebecca Wallace. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Sherwood Burt

Mar 26 2007

70 year old Sherwood Burt of the Dry Creek Community died Monday evening. He is survived by his wife Helen Burt. The funeral arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Robert D. (Bob) Jones

Mar 27 2007

70 year old Robert D. \"Bob\" Jones of Liberty died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Catholic, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a retired office worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence P. and Bernadette Jones. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Charles P. and Lee Jones of Orchard Lake, Michigan. Nieces, Linda Mahoney and her husband John Wanamaker, Karen Roberts, and Paula Roberts. Nephews, Michael and his wife Cindy Mahoney, and James Jones. Great nieces, Kelly Roberts and Crystal Roberts Rowe. Great nephews, Sean Mahoney, Charles Roberts, and Andrew Weiss. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sherwood D. Burt

Mar 27 2007

70 year old Sherwood D. Burt of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Ross Gear. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents,Marcus Dewitt and Emma Elwood Holt Burt and a step-son, Rickie Parsley. Survivors include his wife, Helen Burt of Dowelltown. Four children, Terri and her husband D.A. Bott of Ohatchee, Alabama, Donna and her husband Don Hulteen of Lincoln, Alabama, Tina and her husband Johnny Mixon of Sonewall, Mississippi, and Robert Burt of Ohatchee, Alabama. Four step-children, Phillip and his wife Janice Parsley of Smyrna, Deborah Lynn O'Conner of Goodlettsville, Larry and his wife Miriam Parsley of Smyrna, and Vicki and her husband Kenneth Corley of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Audrey Frazier of Smithville. Six grandchildren and several great grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and fourteen step great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry Gordon Foutch

Mar 29 2007

95 year old former Trustee and County Judge Harry Gordon Foutch of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He served as DeKalb County Judge and Trustee for a total of 12 years. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion. Foutch also formerly worked as a Federal Loan Officer for the Small Business Administration in Nashville and he was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jonathan Watson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Cora Close Foutch; his wife, Irene Wheat Foutch; and a brother, Clyde Foutch. Survivors include daughters, Helen Malone and Harriett and her husband Wayne Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Nancy and her husband Roger Waynick of Brentwood, Richard Malone of Frisco, Texas, and Garth and Elise Cantrell of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Will, Roger, and Katie Waynick and Henry Malone. A brother, Osborne Foutch of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers, in memory of Mr. Foutch.

James Tommy Johnson

Mar 27 2007

70 year old James Tommy Johnson of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed carpenter. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Charles Ritchey will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Newt Johnson. Survivors include his mother, Mary Ella Hughes of Smithville. Five daughters, Judy Thomason and Rita Franklin of Smithville, Melissa, Linda, and Gail Johnson all of Nashville and thirteen grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that all donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

John W. Watson

Mar 29 2007

82 year old John W. Watson of Green Hill Road, Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a Dairy farmer and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m.. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Bedie Vanatta Watson; a brother, Steve Watson; and a grandson Berry Melton. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Bratcher Watson of Smithville. Three daughters, Patsy Helton of McMinnville, Rose and her husband Leonard Melton of Smithville and Barbra and her husband Virgil Hibdon, Jr. of Smithville. A son, Charles Watson and his fiance Carisa Myers of McMinnville. Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. A brother, Tom and his wife Christine Watson of Smithville. A sister, Elizabeth and her husband Eddie Grisweld of McMinnville. An aunt, Sally Hibdon of McMinnville. Special niece, Ernesteen Cantrell of McMinnville, and several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Sue Hancock

Mar 30 2007

87 year old Betty Sue Hancock of Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Star, and a retired teacher in the Metro-Davidson County area. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church. Phil Hancock will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Valter Ray and Nonnie Bess Craddock Hancock; brothers, Reed, Ben, Alfred, and John Hancock; and sisters, Nell Hancock, Jane Phelps, and Mary Ruth Cripps. She is survived by a brother, Will Hancock of Whitwell and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lester C. Franks

Mar 29 2007

91 year old Lester C. Franks of Manchester and a former resident of Warren County, died Monday at the United Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester. Westley Hazel will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery in Warren County. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Era Webb Franks of Manchester. Two daughters, Sherry G. Clapp of Wentzville, Missouri and Brenda F. Krause and her husband Richard of Milton, Florida. Five grandchildren, Jason and his wife Jodi Clapp, Jeff and his wife Heather Clapp, Jamie Lauren Clapp, Erin Krause, and Meredith Krause. Four great grandchildren, Sara, Leigh, Lexy, and Jaylen, and a host of other relatives, friends and loved ones, some of whom live in the Smithville-DeKalb County area. Central Funeral Home in Manchester is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Close Cantrell

Mar 31 2007

69 year old Billy Close Cantrell of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was a self employed carpenter and a Baptist. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. Haskel Greer will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Floyd and Opal Close Cantrell. Survivors include three sons, Mike and his wife Nickie Cantrell of Walling, Gary Cantrell of Mississippi, and Randy Cantrell of Algood. Eight grandchildren, Joey Cantrell of Virginia, MiKayla Cantrell of Walling, Nikki Cantrell of Smithville, Brendi Whittaker of Cookeville, Amber Scott of Clarksville, Tara Cantrell of Bristol, Felicia Cantrell of Florida, Breenna Cantrell of Florida. One great grandchild, Cheynne Scott of Clarksville and special friend, Helen \"Sissy\" Petty of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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